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Old 05-28-2008, 06:43 AM   #1
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Shift linkage BROKEN!

I dropped my car off over the weekend to get my side skirts installed and they are done, but I got a call this morning saying that my shifter is broken, specifically the shift linkage.

Maybe those upgraded shift linkages are actually worth it, even though everyone always say they are a waste of money...



I'll post pictures later, and make a new thread with pictures of the skirts installed with the new wheels.

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Old 05-28-2008, 07:18 AM   #2
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That's exactly why I installed one. My engine will blow up long before before the linkage breaks. Wait, was that supposed to be reassuring?
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:58 AM   #3
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so what's the best deal anyone can find, I'm trying not to spend too much time on this at work...
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:44 AM   #4
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[QUOTE=JoshMD]I dropped my car off over the weekend to get my side skirts installed and they are done, but I got a call this morning saying that my shifter is broken, specifically the shift linkage.
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Was it broken when you took it in? Did they take it for a "spirited drive" and break it? I'd be pissed!
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:30 AM   #5
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The shop works on very expensive bentlys and ferraris and such, so they seem to be very responsible there. I was told the car is on video every time it was moved and, he said that the broken shavings look like they have been there for a while, so this was inevitable. Oh well better that it happened there than in the ghetto or something at night.



I got a schnell one from vertex for a good price, but I won't get it until friday, looks like I'll be cabbing it until friday unless I can talk my insurance company into getting me a car.




The amazing thing is, this part "996 424 147 00" is actually used somewhere on the CGT, see below:

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Old 05-29-2008, 02:17 PM   #6
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pictures

looks like it just wore out, too much hard shifting I guess...

The bastard part:





Looks like the inner bushing just wore out, nothing to do with the piece being plastic:




This is what it's supposed to look like new, next to the schnell one:




So basically, the moral of the story is you DON'T need a metal shift link. The part that actually wore out is just as susceptible to wear on the upgraded aluminum link. Oh well, I already ordered it....
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:33 PM   #7
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OEM flimsy

The OEM ball joint plug is made out of flimsy ABS plastic as well as the part itself, the plug is supported by a rubber boot. In the Schnell replacement. the plug is made of a harder nylon type plastic and supported by aluminium, I had replaced the original at 46k miles with OEM and at 57k with Schnell 3k miles later it looks new and still tight.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:00 AM   #8
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How many miles on your car when this gave it up? I replaced my shift cables at 60,000 as there was some fairly significant wear.

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